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MSI Installer in Windows 2008 and Vista

Written by admin. Posted in Microsoft

You may find with the new secuity trimming in windows 2008 and Vista that MSI no longer work. If you are experencing this issue it has been most likely been caused by the Always Install MSI with Elevated Privileges enabled in Group Policy. Disable this and the msi should work as expected.

Example gpreult /v when this has been disabled

        Administrative Templates
        ————————
            GPO: Local Group Policy
                KeyName:     SoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsInstallerAlway
sInstallElevated
                Value:       0, 0, 0, 0
                State:       Enabled

Example gpreult /v when this has been enabled

            GPO: Local Group Policy
                KeyName:     SoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsInstallerAlway
sInstallElevated
                Value:       1, 0, 0, 0
                State:       Enabled

MOSS Content Deployment

Written by admin. Posted in Microsoft

Content Deployment
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Export job
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When an export is executed the path defined in the Content Deployment settings under CA – Operations is not the first location for the export creation

The first location is the temporary path defined in the service account user profile (defined in system – environment variables).

This is normally on the servers system drive c:. You will find that most MOSS environments will have a small system drive which will fill up very quickly.

To resolve this issue change the environment variables for the service account temp location to another drive

Safe Control Warnings
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These can normally be ignored